Racism against Indigenous peoples has been described as “pervasive, debilitating, limiting, suffocating, unending, violent, [and] demeaning.” The experiences and stories of Indigenous women, in particular, are disregarded and cited as a one-off situation. Coupled with stereotypes against Indigenous people and women, Indigenous women experience racism on all levels and structures of Canadian settler society – both institutional and individual. Racial, ethnic, and gendered barriers do not end at institutions but also geography.
Dr Jean Walrond is not an ordinary Edmontonian. She is an extraordinary woman in every sense of the word. She is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Alberta. She is also a mum and a grand mum who is very passionate about the health and education of Black people.
The idea from this article came from something I saw on Sprawl Alberta. I have spent the evening, trying to update all the Mayoral Candidate Forums. I know there are several forums missing. So, please update me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Each of these candidates have worked hard no doubt in letting the general public know their priorities. They have had their share of banter at these forums which have been useful in telling us about their policies.
With elections on Monday, October 18th, if you are still undecided, perhaps watching a few of these will help you make up your mind.
Despite the sexual violence crisis and the issue of perceiving women negatively require a collective approach, the solutions must emphasize individual efforts. In any collaborative environment, whether work, school, or a social group, at least one person should challenge the presentation of women’s experiences in sexual violence. In this sense, irrespective of gender or race, individuals need to change the narrative and enable greater trust and respect for women who speak to their experiences. By challenging dominant discourses, individuals can empower themselves and their communities through meaningful conversations and mutual understanding.
She is clearly a progressive candidate who has been endorsed by Climate Justice Edmonton and Edmonton & District Council.
An intersectional candidate who understands what is at stake in this election for the city and her ward, she was endorsed by Public Intellectual and Associate Prof of Law Ubaka Ogbogu earlier this week on a show with LCCMedia.